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From: Dennis Johnstone <>
Subject: Re: [SCT-ISLEOFMULL] Kintra
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 08:34:49 +0000
I have Mull McDonalds in my line, too. However, I've not been able to
track down where in Mull they came from, not least because I suspect
some of the names on the shipping lists to Australia and death
certificates are wrong or misleading.
My McDonalds come down from Neil McDonald and Mary Livingstone, via
their son Duncan, (married to Ann, possibly Dougall/Dugold). I also
have links to McKillops, but again the sources conflict as they come
from Mull or Lochaber depending on source.
> Hi Dennis,
> Thanks for the info.
> I'd love to know who the lady on the train was. There were three
> houses in Kintra occupied by MacDonalds, all from the same family -
> one of them was my grandparents, so I must be related to the lady
> on the train! Small world isn't it?
>> From: > Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 09:02:35
>> +0000> To: > Subject: Re: [SCT-
>> ISLEOFMULL] Kintra> > June,> > I had the following information
>> from a lady I met on a train in > Scotland. She was a MacDonald
>> with links back to to Kintra.> > According to her, the 5th Duke of
>> Argyll established Kintra as a > model fishing community in the
>> late 1700s. Families were brought to > the village from elsewhere
>> on the duke's estates and taught fishing > skills by experienced
>> fishermen. There were originally 10-12 > cottages, each named
>> after a family's fishing boat. The idea was that > the tenant
>> families would make enough money from fishing to generate > a good
>> income for themselves and the Duke. Apparently, the scheme >
>> failed because the village was too far from anywhere that needed >
>> fish. The families then found work in the granite quarries, but
>> when > these closed some families emigrated while others were
>> evicted. There > was almost n!
> o one living there by the early 1900s.> > Dennis> > > > > >> > > >
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